BlogHer '13 and Chicago festivities

Seadog fireworks

*Disclosure: I am receiving a free fireworks cruise in exchange for writing this post. All opinions expressed, however, are my own.

If you're a blogger, you've undoubtedly heard of BlogHer, one of the biggest blogger/writer conferences in the country. I had the fortune of attending BlogHer last year, for my first time, in NYC, and the even better fortune of learning that it will be in Chicago this year: a quick four or five hour drive from the Detroit area, where I live.

The conference kicks off in about five weeks, and invites for events happening in Chicago at the same time are starting to roll into my mailbox. I'm in a few Facebook groups where event invites pop up, as well, and I happened to see and then be invited to this one: a fireworks cruise hosted by Madame Deals with Sea Dogs Cruises ... and I have to say I'm VERY excited about it! I took a boat ride on the "Pay it forward express" last year in NYC, and that was also through Madame Deals' generosity.

Navy Pier does fireworks every Wednesday and Saturday during the summer, and if you attend a fireworks cruise with Sea Dogs Cruises, you get to experience them from the ultimate location: the middle of Lake Michigan! I was in the Chicago area for a wedding last summer and a friend and I ventured downtown to see the fireworks that weekend; they were definitely a sight to behold. Music plays during the fireworks show as well.

I will be taking my cruise the first day I arrive in Chicago, on July 24th, and I can't wait! Check out more information about the cruise below if you're interested in experiencing one for yourself.

Are you ready for an entertaining cruise experience along Chicago’s scenic lakefront? Come out to Navy Pier and let Seadog show you the city April-October, weather permitting.

Seadog offers four exciting ways to see and experience Chicago from the water:
  • Lakefront Speedboat Tour
This 30-minute cruise along the shoreline offers a descriptive tour of Chicago’s famous skyline, while playing your favorite music.
  • Extreme Thrill Ride
This cruise is perfect for the dare-devil in you! This 30-minute ride features splash down stops, 180-degree turns, slalom runs and more.
  • River and Lake Architectural Tour
Enjoy historic views of Chicago’s famous landmarks and neighborhoods during this 75-minute cruise on both Lake Michigan and the Chicago River.
  • Lakefront Fireworks Cruise
Enjoy front-row seats to the spectacular fireworks display aboard our Lakefront Fireworks Cruise! Cruise along Lake Michigan with an exciting speedboat ride paired with an informative tour of the Chicago skyline, then end the evening with a dazzling fireworks show and top-40 hits playing in the background! The open aired vessel allows for panoramic views, providing a perfect view. The Seadog Fireworks Cruise is available on Wednesdays and Saturdays, running from Memorial Day – Labor Day.

Seadog is great for both individuals and groups. We offer customizable group events for up to 450 people.

Seadog also features specific holiday cruises, such as Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Halloween.

Not only can you enjoy a Seadog Cruise, but your dog can as well! Dogs ride for free, space permitting.

For more information, please visit or call 888-636-7737.

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